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Andrew Desjardin’s BACK

DESI BACK. Andrew Desjardins is back with the Chicago Blackhawks on a two-year deal with an AAV of only $800k. Desjardins passed on probably another million dollars or so to stay with the team he won the cup with. It’s easy to overlook what Desjardins did on the ice this season. He’s a fourth line […]

The Return for Saad: Marko Dano

Marko Dano is a name not widely known outside the city of Columbus or the country of Slovakia. The young 20-year old, Slovakian winger was acquired in a trade for Brandon Saad,  and was looked at as the centerpiece in that deal as a key asset returning to Chicago. Dano spent his pre-NHL career floating around […]

Brandon Saad is gone and all hope is lost

I waited 24 hours, let the tears dry, let my overly anxious brain fully digest what happened yesterday, and now I feel ready. Bran OH GOD I CAN’T DO THIS… Brandon “Man child” Saad was a player that quickly turned from talented prospect, to instant NHL contributor. It was very obvious from the time he […]

Blackhawks take game 5 over Lightning; Move one win away from Cup

The Chicago Blackhawks do it time and time again. It should never surprise us but it does. The Hawks walked into Amelie Arena, in a critical game five, as the more experienced,  well-rounded team and came out with another incredible 2-1 victory on the road. The three Blackhawks wins in this series have all came […]

Blackhawks slow Lightning offense, take game four.

Game four had the same look and feel as game three on Monday at the United Center. The pace  being hectic and fast but the defenses showing up more in the end.  The speed of these teams has cancelled each other’s out, which puts extra emphasis on defending, which these two teams strive on. The […]

Lightning at Blackhawks: Game Three Primer

UPDATE: It looks like Ben Bishop will be starting in game three for Tampa Bay. The Blackhawks are back at the United Center where they are 9-1 in the post season. After falling in game two at the hands of the triplets line and the strong minded rookie Andrei Vasilevskiy, the Blackhawks will look to […]

Tyler Johnson Possibly Out of the Lineup for Game Two

The talk before the first game seems to be surrounding the young, developing super star forward Tyler Johnson, who was looked at by Tampa Bay’s medical staff this morning. Shortly after the news of a possible Johnson injury, rumors of Jonathan Drouin playing in game two started to pop up. The 19-year old Drouin hasn’t played […]

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